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Bowmanville Senior Public School

Located in: Clarington
Location #3933
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Location Owner:sQualie
Creation Date: 1/22/2012
Last Updated: 1/9/2017



Description

The Bowmanville Senior Public School opened in 1929. Because of a fire that destroyed a large section of the school, only a portion in the centre of the structure as well as the foundations remain of the original building. The fire occurred sometime in the early 70s and the school was rebuilt with 2 new additions in 1974.

For the last 3 decades of it's existence, it was designated as middle school and housed grade 7 and 8 students. The school closed it's doors 2007 with it's closing ceremony held on Saturday June 16th of that year.

It's currently unclear who currently owns the property at the moment but, after being denied it's heritage designation in 2009, the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board requested submissions from real estate brokers to sell the building and adjacent lot.

From what I could deduce by walking around the school in it's current state, the location has been used for training by local emergency response teams. Various test rounds, blanks as well as proper targets where found all around the building.

I was able to dig up a few pages from an old school news letter named the "Screech Owl" after the school logo, which was published between 1950-1960. They have been added as a gallery below.



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Status:
Status: Demolished
Category: Educational

Links:
Application for Heritage Designation: http://www.clarington.net/htdo
Request for Proposal for Real Estate Services: http://images1.hellotrade.com/
http://jermalism.blogspot.ca/2

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Bowmanville High
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:6/1/2017
Created by: kaitrinsullivan
15 photos
BSPS 2015/2016
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:1/9/2017
Created by: Digitisation
8 photos
2016
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:12/19/2016
Created by: Szabo
2 photos
The Last Adventure
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:10/23/2016
Created by: VacantMedia
9 photos
Jan 2015
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:5/2/2016
Created by: ChevyShortBox98
17 photos
BSPS Photographs
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:4/28/2016
Created by: whatwouldsatando
19 photos
Demolished 2015
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:9/22/2015
Created by: Digitisation
12 photos
BSPS First Visit
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:6/30/2015
Created by: Ikonorchid
20 photos
No entry :(
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:10/7/2014
Created by: itsme
18 photos
Nov 18 2012
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:5/29/2014
Created by: SirG
6 photos
Hooliganism
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:2/10/2014
Created by: Miche
16 photos
Bowmanville Senior HS 2014
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:1/17/2014
Created by: Fearless
7 photos
Dec 29/13
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:1/6/2014
Created by: Motleykiwi
20 photos
Summertime
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:12/2/2013
Created by: bentfoto
12 photos
April 19 2013
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:4/23/2013
Created by: Kenndruuh
26 photos
GO BEARS GO!
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:4/13/2013
Created by: UnLeashed_Photography
25 photos
First Trip - March 2013
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:3/6/2013
Created by: achinius
14 photos
January 2013
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:1/10/2013
Created by: Mydea
31 photos
School of Ruckus
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:10/9/2012
Created by: Finz519
14 photos
Bowmanville Senior
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:9/21/2012
Created by: rashomon
13 photos
'12 visit
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:1/30/2012
Created by: vitalfilms
19 photos
Right Side
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:1/22/2012
Created by: SLITH
24 photos
Front of the Building.
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:1/22/2012
Created by: SLITH
3 photos
Archive - Screech Owl 50s-60s
Bowmanville Senior Public School
Created on:1/22/2012
Created by: sQualie
12 photos


f.o.s. says:
8/15/2013 9:56:30 AM

Why don't you post it here and add to the description?

Kenndruuh says:
8/15/2013 2:37:56 AM

If anyone is interested in current plans and such.. My blog might be helpful :)
http://urbexdiaries.blogspot.ca/2013/07/bowmanville-senior-public-school.html

Kenndruuh says:
4/23/2013 5:54:56 PM

This was def. worth driving an hour, however, the vandalism here is just ridiculous. Someone went into the school and somehow got all of the copper out of the walls without anyone noticing.. Needless to say, they tore the place apart getting every last bit of it.

UnLeashed_Photography says:
4/4/2013 12:53:43 PM

I plan to hit this location next week. It's not suppose to be demo'ed. Some developer bought it and wants to turn it into condos, that was a while ago tho, so who knows.

doom vs says:
1/10/2013 1:22:40 PM

Indeed...see what they can do if they apply themselves? Demolition by neglect it would seem!

Mydea says:
1/10/2013 1:20:37 PM

@Doom, I think the town of Bowmanville is hoping to save on demolition costs by letting the local youth do most of the work?!

doom vs says:
1/10/2013 1:07:04 PM

@ Mydea...I see the slow death continues apace!

clay70 says:
11/10/2012 11:50:35 AM

demo then rebuild i assume

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